Kylian Mbappe: "It's one of the disadvantages of succeeding early"
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Kylian Mbappe is one of the best footballers in the world. This summer he was one of the main topics, considering that there was more and more talk about his departure to Real Madrid. However, Mbappe decided to stay and build a career in the club he joined 5 years ago.
Even as a teenager, Mbappe had enormous popularity. In AS Monaco, he showed his qualities, which secured him a ticket to Paris. In an interview with bleacherreport, Kylian Mbappe said that fame influenced him even as a teenager.
"It's like I'm living a completely new life now, which is the only difficult thing about it," Mbappe said. "You can't do anything. You're forced to stay at home because any time you go out, you create a huge riot." Kylian Mbappe feels he has missed out on a lot because of football.
One of the things is the driver's license. "It's one of the disadvantages of succeeding early," Mbappe says. "I missed simple things like having a driver's license. I think everyone has one. For so many people, a license is an obligation, but it wasn't for me.
Licenses are often synonymous with autonomy, but I had my autonomy so early that I've had drivers at my disposal. It was never a priority."
What he is focused on are titles. He believes that titles are the best indicator of a successful career.
Probably the title he wants most is the Champions League title. PSG has been trying to get it for years but without success. "I have to do a lot of things to be able to do what Neymar is capable of," Mbappe says. "In terms of evolution, I think that for me, it's all about titles.
That's what you become world-renowned for, what you've won, and not just the growth you've had on the pitch. When you retire, people don't look at how good you became. They look at what you've won. We remember the winners." This young Frenchman became famous at a very young age, and it was difficult to function in such an environment.
Home-training was part of his life. They still are today. "All of those memories in life that you can tell your children, I don't have those," Mbappe says. "When my kids ask me, ‘What did you do when you were 18?' I will tell them I was already at Paris Saint-germain, that I was already a star and had to stay at home. I'll have my stories about home."